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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Industrial Pharmacist - Rachel Bennett
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Industrial Pharmacist - Rachel Bennett

Rachel Bennett is an Industrial Pharmacist with Abbvie. She works with a team responsible for making chemicals safely, and in a manner that meets

Process Development Engineer - Laura Finnegan
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Process Development Engineer - Laura Finnegan

Laura Finnegan is a Process Development Engineer. She studied a Bsc Hons in Chemistry from UCD and an Msc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Environmental Scientist  - Cecilia Fenech
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Environmental Scientist - Cecilia Fenech

Cecilia Fenech works as an environmental researcher. Her main responsibility is to conduct research on identifying the sources of nitrate pollution in our rivers

Manufacturing Process Specialist - Gillian Morgan
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Manufacturing Process Specialist - Gillian Morgan

Gillian Morgan is a manufacturing process specialist. Her job involves working on projects that better facilitate production of commercial drugs

Space Scientist - David McKeown
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Space Scientist - David McKeown

David McKeown is a space scientist with the European Space Agency. David also lectures on the Space Science and Technology Masters at University

Physics Lecturer - Shane Bergin
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Physics Lecturer - Shane Bergin

Shane Bergin is a physics lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. He studied Advanced Materials (now Nanoscience) at Trinity College Dublin and then completed a PhD

Research Fellow in Computational Physics - Nuala Caffrey
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Research Fellow in Computational Physics - Nuala Caffrey

Nuala Caffrey is a research fellow in Computational Physics. Nuala's work involves investigating how useful certain materials could be for applications in the energy

Renewable Energy Engineering - Shane McDonagh
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Renewable Energy Engineering - Shane McDonagh

Shane McDonagh is a Phd Researcher working in the area of renewable energy engineering. Shane uses computer programmes to analyse data and look for patterns

Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher) - Damien Haberlin
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Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher) - Damien Haberlin

Damien Haberlin is a Phd researcher working in Ecology. His job can involve long days in a boat or in a lab so it's

Manufacturing Specialist - Oz Ilbrahmi
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Manufacturing Specialist - Oz Ilbrahmi

Oz Ilbrahmi works as a CEO and Manufacturing Specialist. The inventing process and problem-solving are key things that Oz finds stimulating about his work

PHD Student RCSI - Kelvin E Lau How
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PHD Student RCSI - Kelvin E Lau How

Kelvin E Lau How is a PHD Student in RCSI. His current study involves the study of RNA editing in the brain. 

Product Engineer - Xiaona Hou
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Product Engineer - Xiaona Hou

Xiaona Hou is a Product Engineer. She is responsible for supporting R&D work in the Diabetes Care business unit at MD Medical. 

Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist  - Patricia Cleary
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Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist - Patricia Cleary

Patricia Cleary is a Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist. Her job focuses on testing new instruments that will be used by hospital labs to

Validation Engineer - Niamh Yates
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Validation Engineer - Niamh Yates

Site Training & Learning Head - Mark Meehan
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Site Training & Learning Head - Mark Meehan

Structural Engineer - Shauna Hurley
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Structural Engineer - Shauna Hurley

Shauna Hurley is a structural engineer. Her job involves analysing building stability and designing structural elements such as floors, beams and columns, ensuring structures are

Systems Engineer  - Lynda O'Leary
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Systems Engineer - Lynda O'Leary

Lydia O'Leary is a computer systems engineer. Her job involves providing infrastructure support, configuration management and troubleshooting

Software Engineer - Claire Purcell
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Software Engineer - Claire Purcell

Claire Purcell is a software engineering intern. Her job involves writing and debugging code, as part of software development projects

Data Scientist - Catherine Ahearn
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Data Scientist - Catherine Ahearn

Catherine Ahearn is a Data Scientist. Her job involves researching various mathematical and machine learning techniques, and writing code to create predictive models using large

Mechatronic Engineer  - Elva Bannon
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Mechatronic Engineer - Elva Bannon

Elva talks here about her role as a Mechatronic Engineer at ocean energy company Wavebob

Science Teacher - Cian O'Mahony
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Science Teacher - Cian O'Mahony

Cian O’Mahony is a science teacher based in Cork. Here he talks about how he chose his career and what his job is

Amateur Astronomer - Deirdre Kelleghan
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Amateur Astronomer - Deirdre Kelleghan

Deirdre Kelleghan is an artist, amateur astronomer, informal educator and writer. Here she talks about how she chose her career, what her job is like

Design Engineer - Sinead Kenny
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Design Engineer - Sinead Kenny

Sinead Kenny works with Creganna in Galway as a Design Engineer in the Medical Device Sector. She did a degree in Material Science from

Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor
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Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor works as an Analytical Chemist for Wyeth.  He joined the company as an Analyist working in the lab and has since

Electronic Engineer - Shane Callanan
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Electronic Engineer - Shane Callanan

Shane Callanan works as an Electronic Engineer with Excelsys Technologies. He heads up the  Applications Engineering group and specialises in the area of power

Manufacturing Engineer - Lynsey Gargan
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Manufacturing Engineer - Lynsey Gargan

After her Leaving Cert, Lynsey chose to do a Mechanical Engineering course in DIT. She had taken work experience in IBM during the summer months

Civil Engineer - Maria O'Neill
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Civil Engineer - Maria O'Neill

Maria works as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising a water supply scheme for the Local Authorities. She did her Leaving Cert in St. David's

Planetary Scientist - Caitriona Jackman
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Planetary Scientist - Caitriona Jackman

Caitriona Jackman went to secondary school at Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick. From there, she did a degree in Applied Physics at the